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Old 01-09-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Anyone know anything about acrylic maps during pregnancy?? Are they safe?? Experiences I've already got them on and id like to keep them on because I love them but I keep getting conflicting info whether or not they are safe or not......

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Old 01-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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I got my hair and pedicures when I was pregnant. I think people are concerned with fumes.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:48 AM   #3
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The chemical offgasing and dust you inhale while in the shop is not good for anyone.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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The chemical offgasing and dust you inhale while in the shop is not good for anyone.
This.

I loved having my nails done too, but I stopped when I asked my midwife and told me that I should avoid it. I just buff my fingernails at home and use this natural product that makes them look nice and shiny... and I paint my toenails, but in a well ventilated area and with DBP, toulene and formaldehyde free polish. Nail salons have tons of fumes and dust, plus who knows what is in the products they use.

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Old 01-09-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
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Re: Acrylic nails

The offgassing & chemicals are an issue, but, if something were to happen to you during pg, it is difficult to get an accurate pulse oximetry reading if you have nail polish or (especially) acrylics on. They can do it on your toe (if that's not painted) or your ear, but fingertip is usually the first choice.
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I just had mine taken off because I didn't want to deal with getting fills at 9mo pregnant or with a newborn. The thought of taking a newbie into a nail salon creeps me out. I'll just get a regular manicure and pedicure right before birth like with the first two babies.

Plus, my babies tend to suck on my fingers instead of a paci and the last thing I want to put in my newbie's mouth is an acrylic nail.
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The majority of the woman in the OB waiting room that I as in yesterday had acrylics on! They looked very pretty! Yes, all those woman were pregnant!
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